Imari Haines has had it with the gossip. The whole town is acting like she’s their very own Runaway Bride. A plus-size, black version of Julia Roberts that left a perfectly nice boy at the altar.
Her family are no exception. Her mother won’t stop making passive-aggressive comments.
Exhausted by this charged atmosphere, a boss that doesn’t appreciate her, and the never-ending town rumors, Imari makes a bold decision. Come autumn, she moves to Appeley (a small town in Hill Country) and never looks back.
In Appeley, for the first time ever, Imari feels welcome, happy, and unapologetically herself. She tries new things, makes brand-new friends and, while attending the fall apple festival, she accidentally bumps into a very familiar face…
Cassidy Martinez was her childhood best friend and partner in crime. Now, she has grown into a stunning, confident woman, and Imari can’t help noticing.
Should she take a risk?
Can the two of them pick up where they left off, or is being friends not going to be enough this time around?
Point of view:
3rd person. Entirely from Imari’s perspective.
This is my first experience with Georgina Kiersten’s writing and it won’t be my last. Sweet & sexy novella about childhood friends who reconnect and then become something more. Entirely from Imari’s perspective, it was cute to see her shyness and hesitance with Cassidy. Though some of her discomfort was from how Imari’s family has treated her. I loved that she had the support of new friends and that Cassidy was enthusiastically drawn to Imari exactly the way she was.
I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
About the author:
Georgina Kiersten (Rian Fox/Jasper Hyde) is a black trans masculine author who was raised in San Antonio, Texas. Living with a disability has given Georgina the ability to see the world in a unique and open way that shines through their writing.
When they not writing and reading the latest books, Georgina is a graphic designer by trade and a bit of a geek diving headfirst into the fandom universe. As well as juggling five kids and two dogs. Don’t miss out on Georgina’s cozy Black romance ‘Fall Into You’. Look for more of Georgina’s books in the future, specialized in Black-centered LGBTQ romance and erotica.
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My Favorite Quotes
There, standing in the sunlight and thousands of miles from Houston, was her childhood best friend, who was familiar, strange, and utterly devastating. – Fall Into You by @ingloriousgigi #Romance #Novella #FF #Sapphic #SmallTown #ChildhoodFriends #KindleUnlimited #ASeasonForLoveTweet
Imari couldn’t stop her eyes from turning to look at Cassidy, as if the other woman would disappear at any minute. – Fall Into You by @ingloriousgigi #Romance #Novella #FF #Sapphic #SmallTown #ChildhoodFriends #KindleUnlimited #ASeasonForLoveTweet
Emotions bubbled up inside her. An emotion that was way too early to name was there too, and it terrified and delighted her all the same. – Fall Into You by @ingloriousgigi #Romance #Novella #FF #Sapphic #SmallTown #ChildhoodFriends #KindleUnlimited #ASeasonForLoveTweet